I Wrote my First Book Because I Wanted to Read It

I can remember the spring of 2016 like it was yesterday because it was testing season. I was in my eighth year of teaching middle school. I had stalled writing my book for fear of it not being read and not knowing what to do next. I had just gotten my IRB approved for my dissertation and luckily I had worked ahead on my final report. I was waiting for feedback for my edits from my chair, so to fill the time, I started back working on My Fourth Year In Middle School: The Truth About Teaching.I took my chromebook with me everywhere throughout my building. My colleagues would ask, “What are you doing?” I’d simply reply, “I’m finishing my book.” I cringe at the rush I put on myself and at some of the typos I later found (that have been corrected) and say, “Well at least I faced that fear.”

I knew when I hit publish on Createspace (my first knowledge of #selfpublishing and KDP at the time that I couldn’t take it back. I also knew then that my book was not for everybody but it was still my experience as a new teacher to share. In turn it has been a conversation starter and my documented proof that when you face everything and rise, your personal marathon continues.

Success is not a race, so be humble with your creativity.

Read more of my story by clicking the link in my bio or visit latilyarashon.selz.com to learn how 12 years later I’m still surviving the classroom.

Published by LaTilya Rashon

🦋Mother and Entrepreneur figuring this thing called life out and trusting the process🦋

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